Post by queenofslow on Jun 28, 2019 23:31:28 GMT -5
Hi Steadybob. If you read Dirt Legal's fine print carefully, you will notice the following:
1) the company promises to provide you with a street legal plate, but they do not specify in which state; 2) as a matter of fact, they indicate that the plate may not be for the state in which you reside (i.e., for example they may give you a street legal plate for Wyoming etc. assigning to you a fictitious address in that state) 3) they indicate clearly that if you require a street legal title and plate in the state you reside (i.e. Florida) you have to call them and discuss the situation with them (there would be nothing to discuss if it were all above board, wouldn't it?)
I would not touch this mess with a ten foot pole:
a. it is a complication to maintain a fictitious address in another state in order to keep title and registration there; b. with a title and tag in another state you cannot insure the bike in FLorida. I know, insurance is not required for a bike in FLorida, but if you have an accident the liability can wipe you out financially. Is it worth it? (I pay $ 180.00 per year total for full coverage with Progressive -liability and comprehensive- for three bikes- and I do not worry about my assets being at risk). c. the fact you registered the bike in another state to circumvent the law of Florida will really bite you in the butt if there is any kind of accident or you want to sell the bike.
It looks very simple until it is not and the s**t hits the fan.
I suggest two options:
1) find the bike you want which ALREADY has a street legal title and tag in another state, buy it and transfer title and tag to Florida. This is legal and will allow you to register and insure the bike correctly to your Florida address. Since other states have different "street legal" requirements, often less restrictive than Florida, finding the bike you want may be less difficult than you think.
2) buy a KTM. Most KTMs have unrestricted titles (not "OHV only") and you will have no problem getting a street legal plate for it.The EXC models are good out of the box. Many Betas also come with unrestricted titles. For example the Beta x-trainer (a really good 2-stroke) comes street legal with lights, horn etc.
Bottom line: if it looks too good to be true......